Michael Schumacher

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Headline, Apr 24, 2014 - Biography & Autobiography - 416 pages

Michael Schumacher is the outstanding Formula One driver of his generation and, statistically, the greatest ever. Gifted with a rare blend of superior ability and nerve that defines a champion, for 15 seasons he has left rivals trailing in his wake, winning an unprecedented seven world drivers' championships.

But he is a controversial figure, feared for his ruthless tactics, despised for using extreme methods in pursuit of his goals. THE EDGE OF GREATNESS examines Schumacher's entire career: from his first Grand Prix with Jordan to his Benetton world championships and his attempt to win back Ferrari's crown. It tells the story behind Schumacher's record five consecutive world titles, uncovers the secrets of how he has stayed at the top for so long and examines the impact of his domination on the sport. Frank, honest, adroit and in-depth - James Allen reveals the anatomy of a champion.



The Edge of Greatness Also by James Allen Dedication Acknowledgements Introduction
Monaco 27 May 2006
The desire to be competitive
The hungry years
The road less travelled
The genius of Michael Schumacher
How Schumacher worked
The constant little hurdles
Schummel Schumi
Made in Italy
The other Schumacher
Jerez and the fall from grace
The Renaissance
Agony and ecstasy
Mission accomplished
The private Schumacher

Smash and grab
Battles with Ayrton Senna
The death of Senna
The dominant years

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About the author (2014)

James Allen is the lead commentator for ITV's Formula 1 coverage. He has worked in the sport as a journalist and broadcaster since 1990. James replaced Murray Walker as the voice of motorsport in 2001 and, through his extensive work for the Financial Times, has established himself as one of the most authoritative writers in Formula 1.

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